Personal data untouched amid cyber attack, says BC minister

May 11, 2024
1 min read

TLDR:

  • B.C. Public Safety Minister reassures that no sensitive information compromised during recent cyber attacks on government networks.
  • Police and Canadian Centre for Cyber Security are investigating, but instigator remains unknown.

Article Summary:

B.C.’s Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth has assured that no sensitive information, such as health records, were compromised during recent cyber attacks on government networks. The attacks were described as “sophisticated” and the instigator remains unknown. Premier David Eby had issued a statement announcing the cybersecurity incidents, which prompted questions about the timing and level of transparency from the political opposition. The government has confirmed that it is working with agencies and experts to mitigate the incidents. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security is also involved in supporting efforts to address the situation, as the threat to government systems is growing in size and complexity. Despite ongoing investigations, there is no evidence linking the attack to cyber incidents affecting other organizations, such as the recent cyber attack on London Drugs locations. Overall, the government is focused on protecting the integrity of its systems and information while addressing the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape.

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